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  1. Guest Editorial: A Voice from the Gut

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    October 15, 2011 by wcobserver

    By George Dean Patterson Thanks to the Observer’s editor for writing about the universal human susceptibility to being influenced, i.e., manipulated, by carefully crafted, emotionally loaded political propaganda.Pollsters find the majority of Americans in agreement that America is on the wrong track, but there’s wide difference of opinion for how this derailment should be corrected. Is it possible that a new president will help?

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  2. A Fair Tax or a Simple Code?

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    October 15, 2011 by Milton Jones

    “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesars, and to God the things which are God’s,” said the Master about 2 millennia ago. From this we can see that the present generation’s concern about fair taxation is nothing new. People hated taxes then and still hate them now. Many are saying things like “change the tax code,” or “abolish the IRS.” A popular sentiment is that the Income Tax should be fair and simple. My response is “do you want FAIR, or do you want SIMPLE? You probably can’t have both!”

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  3. Birding the Wheel of Fortune

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    October 15, 2011 by Joseph C. Neal

    ​If you’re going birding, you’ll have to turn off the TV and today’s Wheel of Fortune rerun. I play it every day myself, planning out my bird watching adventures. This involves one of my most jealously guarded secrets. How do I decide where to go birding today? This is something I only started asking myself seriously about three years ago when the U.S. Forest Service and I parted company after many years of mostly happy marriage. I have devised a foolproof system for figuring out my days. It begins with a checklist. Should I go birding today? Possible answers: (1) YES, and (2) YES.

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  4. Prairie Grove Homecoming Parade 2011

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    October 15, 2011 by wcobserver

    Photos by Jeff Winkler

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  5. Greenland Homecoming 2011

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    October 15, 2011 by wcobserver

    It was a beautiful, sunny day. Perfect for the presentation of the 2011 Greenland Homecoming Court. Photos by Lillian Winkler

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  6. A Voice From the Right: Big Goverment Could Use a Course in Aristotlian Philosphy

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    October 14, 2011 by Mike Landry

    By Mike Landry It’s about five in the morning and I can’t sleep.​ So online I start reading the Standard Highway Signs and Markings (SHSM) Book – Interim Releases for New and Revised Signs of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices of the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.​ That title alone should be enough to send me back to bed.

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  7. Rugged Individual Trailblazes Through Ozark History

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    October 13, 2011 by Devils Den

    ​By Rebekah Spurlock “Remember, boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the mail!” With a drive to carry mail, supplies, and passengers to the new frontier of the west, John Butterfield made a way through the rugged countryside of Northwest Arkansas that is still evident today. Meet the man himself, this Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater at Devil’s Den State Park.

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